Nigel Rogers has worked in the care and support sector for more than 25 years. From 1999 to 2006 he was director of Sitra, the sector’s umbrella group. He now works as a freelance consultant.
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Posted in: Sheltered Homes Query under Guest/Visitors
This seems very odd. I'd advise you to check your tenancy agreement as I'm struggling to conceive of a situation where a sheltered tenancy might include a phrase such as the one you quote.
What it might reasonably say is no one may move in permanently without the landlord's agreement. But, in any kind of self contained accommodation, denying tenants the right to overnight visitors seems difficult to justify.
I can just about see that a tenancy <u>might</u> put a limit on how many people might stay in any given sheltered unit overnight for health & safety reasons, but I can't say I can easily bring any example of such a clause to mind. (In any event, sheltered blocks often have family rooms that are rentable overnight to accommodate, say, a grown up child and their own children who would be difficult to fit into the typically one bed-room sheltered unit.)
Posted in: Career advice?
I'd start by checking out this general introduction https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/PlanningYourCareer/JobProfiles/JobProfile1360/Pages/default.aspx. (If you just get a front page by clicking on this link, enter 'Care Home Manager' in the search box at top of page).
It has links that go though to the Care Quality Commission, whose website has details of the National Minimum Standards for care homes and managers, and the Skills for Care website (http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/home/home.aspx) where different qualification options are made clear.
Posted in: am i homeless
Assuming your daughter isn't an adult and that she is staying with you permanently, you most certainly should be accepted as a homeless family.I am intrigued as to why any Housing Options Team should take a different view.
There may be questions about whether you are intentionally so (which could disqualify you from any right to re-housing), or whether the pasrticular local authority where you are currently staying on your sister's floor is responsible for rehousing you( the local connection issue).
You must get direct, face-to-face advice asap from a local Housing Aid Centre or, failing that, Citizens Advice Bureau. Check the Shelter website for details of such services in your area.
if you are a dry house then I presume the tenancy or licence to occupy makes this clear and makes non consumption of alcohol a condition of residence. (Though if you offer 'no treatment' I'd advise checking whether this is actually legal - any restriction on an individuals's right to consume alcohol in their own home should be necessary, legitimate and proprtionate to avoid falling foul of the Human Rights Act.)
Like the author of the previous answer I doubt you necesssarily need the right to seach rooms, but you certainly do need a policy and Kevin Flemen's model one is pretty comprehensive.
Posted in: supported housing 16-18 year olds
The question here is whether you can get accredited as a suitable provider (and subsequently commissioned to provide these services) by the relevant statutory body providing the funding for the support you wish to provide. This might be the Supporting People team but my guess is that it is more likely to be the Leaving Care Team in CYPS if you're planning to take 16-18 yr olds who have been in care. (Sometimes these two statutory bodies have common accreditation and commissioning arrangements). I'd start with the Leaving Care Team.
You don't say if you plan to live in the house yourself - if you did, there are often supported lodging schemes with well established frameworks for checking out potential new suppliers and you might be able to slot into one of these.